IMPERIAL SWING Definition:
'Imperial Swing' is a cross between East Coast and West Coast Swing as it is done in slot and in the round.
It started at the Club Imperial in St Louis. George Edick, who owned the club, let teenagers dance on the lower level and the swing dancers of the time taught them what was learned from their trips to the east coast.
As people traveled around, they added parts of west coast, bop and Carolina shag to complement the dance and make it distinctive. People can tell the difference between St. Louis dancers and dancers from other parts of the country.
"The Imperial" has elements of "East Coast", "West Coast", "Carolina Shag" and "Bop".
Swing 1 - 1st Friday
Basic Closed Position Ladies Glide Away
Swing 1 - 4th Friday
Basic Closed Position
Left Side Pass
Swing 1 - 2nd Friday
Basic Closed Position Walkout
Ladies Underarm Turn Open Position
Swing 1 - 3rd Friday
Basic Closed Position
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Easy, Social, Swing Dance Lessons are held every Friday Night and every 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month at:
Concord Farmers Club Hall, 10140 Concord School Rd., St. Louis, MO 63128 (Near Hwy 270 & Tesson Ferry Rd. Next to SPERRENG Middle School)
FRIDAYS: Lessons 7:00-8:00 pm. Dance 8:00-11:00 pm.
We have five (5) Group Dance Lessons going on at the same time.
Four (4) of the Lessons are 'Beginner to Advanced' levels of 'Social Swing'.
And one (1) is a 'Bonus Lesson'. Bonus Lessons are usually a Line Dance or a Country Dance.
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FRIDAY Lessons are FREE with $10 Paid Admission
The Bonus Lesson could be a Line Dance, Country 2-Step, Waltz, Nightclub 2-Step, West Coast Swing, Stationary Cha Cha, River Waltz, Salsa,
Specialty Dance, Mixer, or any other dance our members are interested in learning.
SUNDAYS: NO SUNDAY AFTERNOON DANCES IN JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST
SUNDAY AFTERNOONS ... DANCE WITH LESSONS.
60's,70's,80's OLDIES Dance. Swing Dance, Country Dance, Line Dance.
Lessons 2-3 pm. Dance 3-6 pm. Admission $5. See 'LESSONS' Page.
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson and Line Dance Lesson.
See Calendar or Weekly Email for Schedule. Usually 2nd & 4th Sundays.
Lessons 2:00-3:00 pm. Dance 3:00-6:00 pm.
On the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month...we offer a Beginner Swing Dance Lesson and at least 1 Line Dance Lesson.
SUNDAY Lessons are FREE with $5.00 Paid Admission
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You do not have to have a partner. There are usually other men and women taking lessons that come without partners.
No reservation or pre-sign up necessary. Just show up.
Pay as you go. Start on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th week in the month, it does not matter.
Leather soled shoes are recommended. Dress is casual.
Semi-Private and Private Lessons are available in Ballwin on weekdays, weeknights, and weekends, depending on availability.
Contact Terry at 314.603.6337 or Email 'firstname.lastname@example.org